From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
April 2003 Issue

Back Cover

Crappie Time!

image of man with crappieCrappie are in season all year, but fishing for them peaks in April, when crappie often can be found near the banks of the state's reservoirs. Anglers can take fish from shore or from a boat. Rig up with a small jig or a minnow suspended from a bobber. Crappie usually cluster together, so keep searching until you find fish.

Also in this issue

Have you seen a Franklin's?

Hot on the trail of Missouri's naturally elusive ground squirrel.

Wild Turkeys

Unsung Secrets of Successful Turkey Hunting

You can boil the sport of turkey hunting down to a few basic principles.

Deer Gardening

Can gardeners and white-tailed deer coexist?

Grow Native!

Choose hardy native species for naturally beautiful landscapes teeming with wildlife.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Circulation - Laura Scheuler